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  1. 1. iTunes or Windows Media Player?

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iTunes FTW.

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Woot! Helio you fixed your sig :)

Anyways, Do you know what the Sound Enhancer does? I know it makes the song sound better sort of.... It distorts the drum symbols. For instance it sounds way better with iron man but the drum symbols sound so messed up. When I say it sounds better, I mean a lot better. :) It makes all my songs (With guitars) sound better. The guitars sound so much more.... not muffled but it messes up the drums like halo.

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Hmm, there are things I like and dislike about those three (iTunes, WMP, VLC).

iTunes has the music store (iTMS), and is the only place you can use your iPod/iPhone (which isn't a "positive" so much as it is a reason to use it). Its search functionality also makes the most sense to me. It has horrendous performance in every possible way, however.

WMP has a better looking UI, its performance is not bankrupt like iTunes, it's on every Windows box (ubiquity is powerful). You can also play videos and stuff with it.

VLC crashes all the time for me, but it can play stuff in really obscure container formats.

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I like iTunes, and use it primarily for anything audio. (Audiobooks as well as music.)

I have an iPod which is why I got it in the first place, but I don't resent switching. I like its search feature, Sound Check (great for headphones), and the interface in general.

I don't get the video feature, mainly b/c I hate the iTunes store and refuse to buy any videos formatted for it. Plus VLC and even WMP are much better at handling videos than iTunes/Quicktime (I hate that you have to get the pay version to get fullscreen playback in Quicktime. Lame.)

I agree that iTunes is slow to start and the integration of the Store, whether you want it or not, is beyond annoying. But I'm willing to live with it for the usability otherwise.

On the video end, I like VLC for its awesome ability to play just about anything, but I wind up using WMP primarily since it's the default application and I don't care enough to switch it.

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Hate the library of the WMP11, like it in WMP10 though I like the look of WMP11. The library was the only thing that turned me away from WMP. Why does everything have to be so obviously categorised?

iTunes is too much of a drag on my laptop, and, much like for Yata, it takes far too long to startup. However, I like it's eye-candy and that new album flip.

Winamp doesn't sit right with me, never has and probably never will.

I use MediaMonkey. The default skin is awful so if you see a bright blue skin, just ignore it, there are plenty more around on their forum. Can't wait for for v3 as that will have a much needed and improved skin plus the improved functionality for both skin users and developers. It will include new features that mimic iTunes and WMP which is win-win for me. Although, on the downside some useful features are only available for the Gold version if you pay. Not good. It's in cases like that when I turn back to WMP. The library is very similar to iTunes where you have the choice to have everything in one long list, categorised, but not with the dividing letters in the way.

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I use and love iTunes. Being a general anti-Mac guy, I was hesitant to try it, but ever since I did, I haven't been the same.

I used to use WinAMP, but I simply despise having disparate windows appearing and disappearing, all controlling the same program. I usually end up using the NullSoft Media Player 10 skin, which brings everything into one window and makes it look like WiMP 10. Still, there's just something that feels amaturish about it. They make it so it's completely skinnable by everyone, but it's so open that I find it often suffers from a general lack of real organization.

I have Windows Media Player 11 now, and I must say I like the look of it, save for the graphical glitch of the three white pixels in the upper corners after resizing vertically, but the library organization sucks to the point of black-hole-ness. Single songs are given their own heading, and when one track on a CD has a guest guitarist, it usually ends up listed as it's own CD. Blegh.

I've tried a few others, but I like the library and general library management of iTunes. It takes about seven seconds to start up the first time on my machine, which is wholly acceptable for me. System resources don't seem to be much of a problem either. Playback skipping occurs only on occasion, and on those occasions it's usually because I'm surfing a rich-media site and have one or two graphics apps open at the same time. WinAMP used to do the same thing.

I do use WiMP for DVD playback, though, as I find it more organized than VLC, and DVD is something iTunes doesn't do. :(

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I have used winamp for a long time, but WMP 11 made me switch again. Now I'm just constantly switching between the two. WMP 11 just looks great, winamp is easier to handle. I can't really choose. Sometimes I even use Sony's SonicStage, because I have a Sony mp3-player, but it really sucks.

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...but the library organization sucks to the point of black-hole-ness. Single songs are given their own heading, and when one track on a CD has a guest guitarist, it usually ends up listed as it's own CD. Blegh.

That's what I wanted to say, though heat is preventing me from typing my thoughts coherently. Thanks :D.

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Huh. This is interesting. iTunes has never been that slow for me...

I love iTunes. Really the main problem that I've had with WinAMP is that it doesn't copy from CD's very well, and that is pretty much all I do. :D

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I agree iTunes is perfect for me. I still don't know what the sound enhancer does! >.< Other then make some songs better I don't know what it does... Anyways iTunes has some helpful features for me, such as all the ones under Playback in Preferences.

iTunes has a nice UI, Sound Quality (I have no idea they all sound the same to me), iTunes Store put together really well compared to WMP in my opinion.

Anyways, CMD why are you anti-mac? I love most of their products other then their OS and computer... :|

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